Sunday, December 2, 2007

Allan, Rob

[Photograph: Richard Allan]

Rob Allan (b. 1945)


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. From Port Chalmers to Jack’s House Lawrence: A Short Journey [1-5]
2. Karitane Postcards [1-5]
3. The Poet Follows the Janet Frame Heritage Trail with His Beloved and Her Daughter
4. Mainland
5. A Red Basket of Poetry
6. The Poet Renunciates
7. From the Harbour Terrace
8. Readings from the Temple Gallery

Bio /Bibliography:

Born in Birmingham ,United Kingdom in 1945.
Travelled to Dunedin New Zealand with my parents and sisters in 1960, where I attended Otago Boys High School and the Otago University.
Trained as an educational psychologist and teacher.
Started to write poems in my twenties and was published in my thirties and forties.
First book of poems Karitane Postcards published in 1992.
Married and separated with three sons.
Teaching deaf students in Otago schools.
Several more poetry books are intended.


Published in Landfall, Sport, NZ Listener, Poetry Australia, Descant (Canada), Meanjin (Australia ), Glottis, Critic, Rimu, PPTA Journal, Takahe, Poetry NZ, Printout.


Antipodes New Writing (1987), North & South, Poetry Australia (1987), Descant (Canada, 1989), Penguin Contemporary New Zealand Poetry (1989), Visions International (USA 1992), Oxford NZ Poetry ( 1994), From the Mainland ( Eds. Jones and Murray, 1997), Doors ( Ed Locke, 2000), Jewels in the Water ( Ed Locke, 2000).

Awards and Grants:

PEN( NZSA) Best First Book of Poetry award 1992
Creative NZ Grants 1989 $4500, 1999 $9000, received with thanks.

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